The 2011 ABA TechShow will be held from April 11th-13th at the Chicago Hilton


The keynote speaker for ABA TECHSHOW 2011 will be Harvard professor Larry Lessig, a leading thinker in the area of copyright, trademark and radio frequency spectrum.



Educational Tracks

The tracks for this year's TECHSHOW have been announced.  They are...

  • Advanced IT - Including sessions on: Security, Wireless Networking, SharePoint and Virtualization
  • Cloud Computing - Including sessions on: Safe Flying in the Clouds, The Google-Powered Law Office
  • Collaboration - Including sessions on: Collaboration Tools,  Mind Mapping
  • E-Discovery -  Including sessions on: Project Management, Rule 26(f) Conferences
  • Emerging Technology - Including sessions on: Slates, The Open Source Powered Law Firm
  • Finance & Management - Including sessions on: Time, Billing and Accounting Tips and Tricks
  • Large Firm/Corporate Counsel - Including sessions on: Technology Adoption, Outsourcing E-Discovery, Cloud Computing
  • Litigation - Including sessions on: Case Management Tools, PowerPoint Storyboarding, Transcript Management, Collaboration Tools
  • Mac - Including sessions on: Managing Your Practice on a Mac, Mac Power Users
  • Meet the Author - Including sessions on: Outlook and Word, Practice Management, Storyboarding with PowerPoint, The Virtual Law Office
  • Paperless - Including sessions on: SaaS DMS vs. Traditional, PDF software
  • Power User I & II - Including sessions on: Word, Outlook, Excel, Supercharge Your Browser
  • SmartPhone/Mobility I & II - Including sessions on: Android Basics, iPhone and iPad Apps, Blackberry, 2011 Smartphone Shootout
  • Social Networking/Marketing- Including sessions on: Building and optimizing your website, Social Media
  • Solo/Small Firm - Including sessions on: Speech Recognition Software, The Inbox Ninjas Ride Again, Managing E-Discovery in Small to Medium Cases
  • Solo/Small Firm - The Basics - Including sessions on: Microsoft OneNote, Google Tools and & Apps for Lawyers, Getting the Most From Windows 7.


We're starting to get confirmation of some of the speakers confirmed for the 2011 ABA TECHSHOW.  Here's some of what we know so far...

More as they're announced!


Q: "What are these TECHSHOW "dinearounds" I keep hearing about?

A:  Sure, it's actually called "Taste of TECHSHOW" and they are dutch-treat dinners hosted by TECHSHOW speakers. Each night there are maybe a dozen different dinners scheduled. Each dinner is hosted by two TECHSHOW speakers - myself and Lincoln Mead will be hosting one for example - at an area restaurant (almost all of the restaurants are within walking distance of the conference hotel). Each dinner has a nominal topic - Cloud computing, Microsoft Office, eDiscovery, Macs in the Law Office, that sort of thing, but the conversation tends to turn to whatever the attendees would like to talk about.

You're not required to attend, but you can if you like. Some people pick a dinner based on topic, others pick a dinner based upon speakers they'd like to dine with. And some pick a dinner hosted at a restaurant that interests them. There's no extra cost - just whatever you pay for dinner.

You can see the dinners scheduled for this year, and sign-up, here.


Interested In Attending?

Registration is open! Click here!

Andrea Cannavina ("@LegalTypist") is putting together another SuperPass group, which gets you discounted admission.  Contact her at techshow@legaltypist.com if you're interested in participating.

Stay Tuned!

Watch this space during TECHSHOW as we'll be posting reports and updates throughout the event!

Twittering About TECHSHOW??

Use the hashtag #ABATECHSHOW so that your Tweets can be easily found by other users.  Also #ABATECHSHOW tweets will be displayed on the big screens at the Conference Concierge booth. You can be famous! (for a few minutes at least)


TECHSHOW Resources

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